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Collaspe Outline(1-19)

Collaspe Outline(1-19) - Cynthia Garcha Collapse by Jared...

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Cynthia Garcha Collapse by Jared Diamond Outline: Pages 294-308 I. Japan A. Comparisons to Tikopia: a. Similarities: A densely, populated island society isolated from the outside world, with few eco-nominally significant imports, and with a long history of a self-sufficient and sustainable lifestyle. b. Differences: populations 100,000 times bigger, powerful central government, industrial first world economy, a highly stratified society presided over by a rich powerful elite, big role of top-down initiatives in solving environmental problems. D. Tokugawa Problems: a. Peace and Prosperity after the civil wars beginning in 1467 between powerful Daimyo bought a population increase. b. Years of 1603-1867 in Japan are called the Tokugawa era, during which a series of Tokugawa shoguns kept Japan free of war and foreign influence. c. Factors facilitating the population increase: 1. Peaceful conditions 2. Relative freedom from disease epidemics afflicting Europe at the time
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3. increased agricultural productivity as the result of the arrival of two new crops:
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